Pat Shurmur looking to jumpstart struggling Vikings offense

Pat Shurmur looking to jumpstart struggling Vikings offense

When Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner threw his hands up and stepped down as the top offensive coach, it’s next man up time and as interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is looking for some answers to the unit’s woes.

“The West Coast offense, if there’s 300 people in the room, it may get defined 300 different ways,” Shurmur said, via The Star-tribune.

“It’s a passing game that’s highly efficient, which really banks on accuracy, so you can get it to the receivers, so they can run with it. There are throws down the field, which are very important.”

“He’s not going to come in and change everything,” tight end Kyle Rudolph said. “But we’re going to try to get back to some of the stuff we had success with.”

“We went into the first meeting and the first thing he said was, ‘We’ve done it this way always is not the right answer.’ … We stumbled upon some really, really good stuff,” Shurmur said.

“But there are some things that have been done in this league for a long, long time for the right reasons. I learned that from him.”